A few years ago a friend of mine introduced me to a show called “Three Sheets”. In it the host, Zane Lamprey, traveled around the world drinking in random places, dressing like they do (sort of), and trying the local hangover cure.
I loved it. It was funny, it showcased some really cool stuff, and most of all, it seemed real – he was actually getting wasted, versus some shows where the host is holier than thou.
I ended up buying the DVDs of it and was disappointed when it went off the air. Well, it really didn’t – MOJO HD, the channel that carried it, did.
Fortunately, it got picked up elsewhere. Fine Living Network, in fact, which I might get, but I don’t have a DVR and really don’t watch TV any more except for sports and the occasional run of History Channel, Discovery Channel, or Military History Channel. Or some USA marathons, but I’m more embarrassed to admit that.
Then earlier this week I got an e-mail from a nice lady named Wendy saying that the Travel Channel was going to start airing Three Sheets on April 14th at 11 PM EDT, featuring back to back episodes. I’m more likely to be playing Borderlands or wallowing in my own self-misery to actually remember to watch at that time, but there’s a great chance that someone else might, or that I might even get off my ass, pay the $16 and activate the DVR on my machine so I can watch it and play the Three Sheets drinking game.
(Don’t know how to play it? Here’s how: GO DRINK. No, wait, there are more expansive rules but I’m too lazy to write them here. Go here and read them. They make more sense if you’ve seen the show.)
I feel weird posting without a drink, so without bothering to figure out what it’d taste like first, I’m going to make up a Three Sheets cocktail off the top of my head. It seems like it should be strong. Later, maybe, I’ll think up a Zane Lamprey one.
The Three Sheets
1.5 ounces gin
3/4 ounce green Chartreuse
1/2 ounce Benedictine
1/4 ounce Fernet Branca
Stir – though I’d shake it – and strain.
Bwahahahaha! Now the ultimatum.
ZANE LAMPREY I’M CALLING YOU OUT! You’re coming to DC on June 4th, right? I don’t know if you’re filming Three Sheets around then, but let me say: You need to come to the capital of the United States for Three Sheets and you need me, SeanMike, to take you around. (And yes, Marshall to help.) I am confident in my liver to stand up to you.
OR ARE YOU TOO CHICKEN?
We shall see!
EDIT 04/21/2010: it’s on tonight, too! Woo to the hoo. Tune in if you can. And Zane, I’m still waiting!